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It May Not Be A Tea Party Year, But Outsiders Are Still Thriving

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:12pm

It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.

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In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:10am

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.

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Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:07am

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

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Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:07am

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.

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Obama: People 'Will Be Held Accountable' For Veterans Affairs Problems

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:25am

Anybody found to have manipulated Veterans Affairs records "will be held accountable," President Obama said Wednesday. He also defended Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

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In Kentucky Primary, McConnell Bests Tea Party Challenger

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:58am

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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Primary Roundup: 6 States Held Primaries On Tuesday

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.

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In Kentucky, McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Candidate

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Sen. Mitch McConnell is seeking a sixth term, and he easily beat a Tea Party challenger in Tuesday's primary. In November, he faces Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state.

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House Panel Rejects Military Dream Act

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

The proposal would allow undocumented adults who came to the U.S. as children to enlist in the military, and start on a path to citizenship. The House Rules Committee won't let it come to a vote.

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House To Vote On Fate Of A-10 Warthogs

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Faced with tight budget requirements, the Pentagon wants to retire the jet fighters known as tank-killers for their ability to attack enemy forces at close range. Lawmakers want to keep the warthogs.

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McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Challenger In Kentucky

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:57pm

Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.

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White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:36pm

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.

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Obamacare Buried By Avalanche Of Negative Ads, Study Finds

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:57pm

According to an analysis of Affordable Care Act advertising, an unprecedented amount of money was spent on negative ads attacking the law. And very little was spent defending it.

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Despite Drama, Oregon GOP Choice Comes Down To Purity, Practicality

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:16pm

Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:57pm

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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Voters Go To Polls On Primary Season's Busiest Day Yet

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:24pm

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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Judge Refuses To Drop Charges Against Former Va. Gov. McDonnell

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:05pm

A federal judge refused to drop any of the 14 corruption charges against Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. He also refused a motion to have them tried separately.

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Calif. GOP Congressman Pushes 'Military Dreamer' Act

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:28am

Rep. Jeff Denham wants to attach his ENLIST Act onto the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, even if it rubs some of his colleagues the wrong way.

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Waiting At VA Hospitals: A Matter Of Life And Death

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:19am

The Veterans Administration is under scrutiny after reports say it makes patients wait too long to see doctors. NPR correspondent Quil Lawrence discusses what happened and the possible fallout.

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:03am

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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